Up in the mountains outside Cali, Colombia there is a plentiful and colorful species of hummingbird about the size of an adult Cardinal. There are swarms of them. The climate is conducive to all manner and form of tropical flora. These birds can be rather territorial and scrapping among them is something to behold and appears to be a favorite pastime. As my brother, who resides there, said of the birds - "they're a$$holes and enjoy fighting".Well I been wanting to take the hummingbird plunge for quite awhile and after reading posts on Fullclip's "Stupid..." Thread I did just that. So I will be brand new to actually trying to feed those fantastic flyers and I will appreciate all the help I can get.
So here's the field of operation. View attachment 802166
Now for the equipment(Already purchased on Amazon).
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Well I looked a long time and decided on this one for around $27. It had a lot of great reviews and I sure liked the color. However, like my mom used to say, "The proof is in the pudding".
Since I wasn't really sure about hanging the feeder in the little tree, I bought a Sheppard's Hook View attachment 802158 it is 65" inches tops with 4 adjustable heights.
Finally, something I almost bought many times just to use on it's own, but now it will be an add on to the above. View attachment 802162
The one I got is the same color and size but no little holes on the circle and mine also has kind of ripples. Water or sand can be put into the stem for stabilizing.
What the heck, I'm retired and I just love hummingbirds, not just for their flying acrobatics but their being such gutsy little critters, their curiosity almost matches their appetites.
I should be receiving all of the above in the first week of August. Cya all later.